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HTC One

Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.0 User Interface

Light and thin with solid aluminum, the sturdy HTC One sports a 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 screen with 468 ppi. The touchscreen is lined with dual front stereo speakers with built-in amps, which HTC calls "BoomSound," possibly one of the best stereo systems to make its way to the smartphone. Sense 5.0 UI comes with "BlinkFeed," a feature that collects real-time news and social media relevant to the user and places it on the home panel. Another new feature is "Zoe," which records three seconds of video for each picture captured. The One runs on Qualcomm's 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor and comes with 32- or 44-GB storage with 2-GB RAM.

Price: $199, with plan